Complesso del Vittoriano, via S.Pietro in Carcere, Roma
"The other Arcadia" Foundation
Under the auspices of H.E. the President of Italy
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activity
In cooperation with the Embassy of Greece in Rome
Open daily 9.30-19.30
‘The other Arcadia’ proudly presents ‘Ellenico Plurale-Dipinti dalla Collezione Sotiris Felios’, an exhibition held under the auspices of H.E. the President of Italy, under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activity and in cooperation with the Embassy of Greece in Rome, featuring contemporary Greek painters and their works from the Sotiris Felios Collection at the main hall of Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome as of Tuesday November 27.
Ellenico Plurale brings together 88 works of art representing the overwhelming majority of painters in the Sotiris Felios Collection. The curator of Ellenico Plurale is renowned Italian art historian and critic Giuliano Serafini who, faithful to the spirit of diversity so typical of the Sotiris Felios Collection, grouped paintings into seven thematic categories:
A painting by Yannis Moralis is exhibited separately.
And thus ‘the plural (plurale) character of this assembly’, as Marina Lambraki-Plaka highlights, ‘does justice to the title of this exhibition which is Ellenico Plurale’.
This is the third time the Sotiris Felios Collection is featured outside of Greece: so far it has been on display at the Sismanoglio Megaro (Istanbul, November 2010), and the Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies (Venice, June 2011) as a collateral event of the Biennale.
The 208-page-long exhibition catalogue is bilingual (English and Italian) including, among others, texts and introductory comments by Greeks and Italians such as Michael Cambanis – Ambassador of Greece to Italy, Prof. Marina Lambraki-Plaka – National Gallery Director, Nikos Xydakis – art historian, Irene Orati – art historian, Alessandro Nicosia – Complesso del Vittoriano director, Prof. Claudio Strinati – art historian, Prof. Louis Godart – an expert on Greece and advisor to the President of the Italian Republic, Giuliano Serafini – curator and Sotiris Felios, the collector.